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96 Points for the 2015 Testarossa Niclaire Pinot Noir

This year's edition of Niclaire, Testarossa's self-decribed "best of" Pinot bottling is a wine whose precision, structural integriy and fruity depth lend plenty of credence to the winery's claims.  It teases with succulent cherries enough on the nose to suggest that it is ready for drinking, but what follows on the palate is a very solid fairly firm, impeccably balanced wine that, while living up to its aromatic promises of purity and depth, is still in its infancy and demanding of age.  That is has special places to go is beyond any doubt, and, if another two years seems a minimum wait, we would opt for at least five. ~ Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine